Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Sadly the relationship between Prince William and Kate Middleton has come to an end. The couple had been together for 4 years with many people comparing the relationship to that of Charles and Diana. For most of the time the couple were together, the public have closely followed their romance, hoping that Kate would one day become Queen. But sadly it was not to be. High street store Woolworths had even produced souvenir mugs bearing a photo of the couple in anticipation of an impending wedding, which have now been destroyed. Some may say Kate has had a lucky escape from the goldfish bowl existence of becoming a member of the Royal family. Certainly she has had a taste of what it’s like to be in the media spotlight with the press following her every move, to the extent that she made a formal complaint. Now the rumour mill has gone into overdrive. First it’s said that Kate’s family background wasn’t suitable for a future Queen and because of this, William was encouraged by palace courtiers to end the relationship. If this is the case, William has followed in his father’s footsteps and allowed himself to be dictated to by the royal machine. Let’s hope for his own sake, we don’t see a repeat of the Charles and Camilla situation, where William is forced into an arranged marriage of convenience, to produce an heir and a spare.

Kate’s mother apparently annoyed the Queen by saying, “toilet”, instead of “lavatory” and “pardon” instead of “what”, amongst other things. Her parents, self-made business people, have been branded “social climbers”. To read these sorts of comments in the press would be upsetting to anyone but it must be particularly upsetting to Kate now that her relationship has come to an end. It’s also been widely reported that William ended the relationship via a phone call to Kate’s mobile. However it ended, we will never know. It’s always sad when a relationship comes to an end but it must be even more difficult when you are in the public arena. The press owe it to both Kate and William to give them some space to get over their break up in private.


Sheila said...

You are quite right, Naomi, about giving the couple a break. We have let our media get too carried away with invading personal lives with details that are no one's business but those concerned.

Naomi said...

Unfortunately this is one of the curses of being in the public eye. Press intrusion is a major problem in our society.